Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Quilt Along Step 3

Okay, up next~ spray basting! Still my favorite way to baste. It makes the layers stick together so nicely so you can focus on quilting, not the safety pins. I posted before on spray basting, but since I am not computer saavy, I'm not sure how to provide a link to that exact post. Once you have sprayed each layer~ one half at a time~ like the photo above, you are ready to quilt. The top pic shows the thread I will be using. Its a Sulky thread with a sheen. I like that thread because it allows a sparkle. I have a hard time quilting all over these beautiful fabrics, so I am outlining the patches. I know I've written before about how I feel like I am scribbling all over these amazing fabrics, so I prefer the fabric to shine vs the quilting. I tend to pick a thread color that is the same as the backing. I am using Mary Trellis in aqua for the back, so the thread is the same shade. Off to quilt this!


Nina... said...

I cannot imaging basting a quilt without spray adhesive! I love it! Your newest quilt is so adorable...like all of your quilts!

Swift Jan said...

So pretty!! Btw LOVE your new blog design!

trish said...

Good Morning Monique. :o)
Thank you so much for sharing the steps to creating this beautiful quilt. I will definitely be using your pattern. :o)
I am having a little give a way, would you like to drop by? :o)
I hope you have a wonderful day.
Sincerely ~ Tricia

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